Malcolm Ginsberg

Currently working as Editor In Chief at Business Travel News (BTN)

London, UK

About Malcolm Ginsberg

Malcolm Ginsberg, in a lengthy and very active career, is a successful public relations practitioner, publisher and writer, specialising in transport and travel. Starting out as a motor racing reporter, he was headhunted by Lotus Cars (at the time World Motor Racing Champions) to become press officer and later publicity manager, helping to sell the Elan, Elan +2, Europa and Lotus 7 (now Caterham 7).

In 1973 he founded Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates (MGA), public relations consultants, with Moonraker Boats (owned by Colin Chapman of Lotus), Clan Cars (essentially a Lotus spin off), Piper Aircraft and CSE – The Oxford Air Training School, as his first clients. CSE introduced Embraer to the UK and won the RAF order for the Tucano trainer. HeavyLift Cargo Airlines, no longer with us, its name is now part of the vocabulary, was another decade-long client. MGA has acted for American Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British World Airlines, Monarch and for 15 years Brymon Airways, plus Luton and Belfast Intentional airports. Sir Roy Watts, the former CEO of British Airways, retained MGA when he became chairman of Thames Water plc. Malcolm gained various awards for his public relations work, these mainly concerning his efforts on behalf of London City Airport in its early days.

His work in the publishing area has included the Flight International Directory of British Aviation, Flight International Directory of European Aviation, the Airports International Directory, Farnborough Trade Catalogue and Air & Business Travel News (ABTN).

Malcolm has been involved with London City Airport since the idea was conceived and has published LONDON CITY AIRPORT – 30 Years serving the Capital – ISBN 978-1-900438-07-0 the authoritative book on the airport. He was a founder member of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom and an active committee member.


Editor in Chief

Business Travel News (BTN)

Apr 1993 - Present • 27 years 7 months
Malcolm Ginsberg has been involved in Business Travel for 40 years

Electric aircraft taxi system

WheelTug has debuted its innovative electric aircraft taxi system with a demonstration, held at Memphis International Airport, and Zoomed all over the world reports London based Malcolm Ginsberg of Business Travel News www.btnews.co.uk

Spanish Islands flights from the UK

Both the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Transport have come in for heavy criticism in the way travellers from certain countries have had to self-isolate.  This could change reports Business Travel News. …

London Heathrow & trade

Over 860,000 passengers travelled through Heathrow in July, down 88% on the previous year the airport has revealed. This reflects a slight uplift in passenger traffic, since the start of this crisis, driven by the Government’s creation of…

World Aviation Festival cancelled

ExCeL London has suffered the loss of the World Aviation Festival at the end of September but confirms that the British-Irish Expo goes ahead 5-6 October reports Business Travel News. World Travel Market stays at its original dates 2-4…

Air France bids adieu A380

For Air France the Airbus A380 never arrived with a real splash, Lufthansa supplying the cabin staff when the aircraft was certificated with a media flight out of Toulouse and then a quiet introduction on selected routes including CDG to…

London City Airport reopens

British Airways reopened London City Airport last night with a flight from Douglas Isle of Man carrying just six passengers. But it was a start. When the pandemic started, back in March, London City Airport (LCY) closed and CityFlyer, the…

Aer Lingus Regional returns

July and August and will see the return of Aer Lingus Regional acording to Business Travel News London.  www.btnews.co.uk Flown by Stobart Air these are all key routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to Irish domestic and UK airports.

JetBlue for London

Talking in a webinar sponsored by the World Aviation Festival last week Joanna Geraghty, COO and President of JetBlue, was very positive regarding a London start-up in 2021 writes Malcolm Ginsberg of Business Travel News, the London based…

Airlines UK strongest ever statement

"This proposal would effectively kill international travel to and from the UK and cause immeasurable damage to the aviation industry and wider UK economy” That was Airlines UK Chief Executive Tim Alderslade very firm response to speculation…

A View from the Flight Deck

When do we start flying again? With British Airways announcing up the 12,000 job cuts Air and Business Travel News (BTN) has been looking at the situation regarding pilots. British Airways employs 4,749 pilots, easyJet UK just less than…

London Gatwick stays open

To tide it over difficult times Gatwick Airport has secured a £300m loan with a consortium of banks loan to ensure its investment grade rating is maintained Business Travel News reports (www.btnews.co.uk)

World Aviation Festival cancelled

ExCeL London has suffered the loss of the World Aviation Festival at the end of September but confirms that the British-Irish Expo goes ahead 5-6 October reports Business Travel News. World Travel Market stays at its original dates 2-4 November.

Air France bids adieu A380

For Air France the Airbus A380 never arrived with a real splash, Lufthansa supplying the cabin staff when the aircraft was certificated with a media flight out of Toulouse and then a quiet introduction on selected routes including CDG to Heathrow for crew experience writes Malcolm Ginsberg of BTNews.

JetBlue for London

Talking in a webinar sponsored by the World Aviation Festival last week Joanna Geraghty, COO and President of JetBlue, was very positive regarding a London start-up in 2021 writes Malcolm Ginsberg of Business Travel News, the London based weekly.  www.btnews.co.uk

Passenger Confidence Survey – June 2020

Chris Tarry's CTIARA consultancy has been quick off the mark with an air passenger confidence survey taken during the first few days of June. The results are not surprising with 96% of respondents saying they would not travel for leisure if they were required to go into quarantine at their destination.

British Prime Minister on Convid-19

“It will soon be the time when we will quarantine people coming into the country by air.” The words of Boris Johnson Prime Minster speaking to the nation last night, Business Travel News London reports.

Airlines UK strongest ever statement

"This proposal would effectively kill international travel to and from the UK and cause immeasurable damage to the aviation industry and wider UK economy” That was Airlines UK Chief Executive Tim Alderslade very firm response to speculation that passengers arriving at British airports will be compelled to enter a 14-day quarantine period as part of Government COVID-19 measures reports Air & Business Travel News.

A View from the Flight Deck

When do we start flying again? With British Airways announcing up the 12,000 job cuts Air and Business Travel News (BTN) has been looking at the situation regarding pilots. British Airways employs 4,749 pilots, easyJet UK just less than 2,400, Jet2 about 1,300.

London Gatwick stays open

To tide it over difficult times Gatwick Airport has secured a £300m loan with a consortium of banks loan to ensure its investment grade rating is maintained Business Travel News reports (www.btnews.co.uk)

British Aviation Minister speaks out.

The recently appointed British aviation minister Kelly Tolhurst has spoken out. Not yet well known to the air transport community her words, to the UK weekly Business Travel News, were supplemented by some notes on her background. She is not a stranger to the aviation world. “It’s a matter of weeks since I had the […]
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